Issue 68: Spring 2016

Fido Friendly Issue 68

Travel
20 Country Canine Retreat
If you think traveling with your dog means having to stay in rustic digs, then you haven’t visited these luxurious country retreats.

22 Woodinville
Over 100 wineries to explore and many
welcome Fido.

24 West Virginia
We know Virginia is for dog lovers and West FURginia is no exception.

28 Fort Lauderdale
Chic oceanside and riverfront strolls for you and your furry best friend.

30 On Wisconsin!
The Badger State is bow wow wow friendly.

32 Tropical Dog NEW!
Just a girl and her dog, traveling around the world.

34 Adventures in Pet Sitting NEW!
Jane Thomas travels the world to take care of homes with dogs so the owners can vacation. Nice job if you can get it!.

Community/Trends
10 Contest Winners
Past winners and the loot they received from sponsors in FIDO Friendly contests!

12 Leave No Dog Offline
Follow our twitter and Facebook Fido fun.

14 FIDO Fun Zone
From Puparazzi to Crossword Fun, buried treasures await.

18 FIDO Expo
A bonanza of tongue-wagging canines.

Features
36 Feature Giveaway
Kiki is up for adoption and surrounded by prizes you could win.

38 Cover
Cast from the daytime soap The Young & The Restless dish all things dogs.

43 Second Annual Cruelty Free Issue
At what price beauty? If you knew the products used in daily life came at the cost of harming animals, would you look for alternative products? Visit companies whose products are not tested on animals.

46 Celebrating Earth Day with Fido in Mind
There are many products and services available to help manage Fido’s carbon paw prints.

48 A Man’s True Best Friend
Loki the Wolfdog and Kelly Lund are Internet stars with breathtaking images captured by Lund as they experience life on the wild side.

52 Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Plan your next vacation at the Sanctuary to volunteer with pigs, horses and dogs, oh my!

54 Diary of an Agility Dog Trainer
12-year-old Hunter Sveslosky and his trusty canine companion, Spartikus, learn the ropes of agility training, a sport new to both of them.

56 Fido-friendly National Parks
The U.S. National Park Service celebrates 100-years.

Home
59 Table For Two
Brought back as a Fido favorite, the no-cook turkey banana pup-pies.

60 He Yaps She Yaps
Mine, mine mine! Can two dogs share their toys?

61 Bowser on a Budget
Beat the heat and the summer rates with spring getaways with Fido.

62 Adoption Story
Caitlyn was all over the news showing her muzzle taped shut, but now with love and kindness, her wounds and spirit are on the mend and she is now known as 'America’s Dog.'

64 Crate & Garden
Here are some tips to help you create your own mudd room.

Wellness/Living
65 The Glossary
Veterinarian-to-English dictionary.

66 Psychology
Ask yourself, 'what would your dog do?'

68 The Doc is in
The heat is on so leave Fido at home during the warmer months.

82 The Backyard
Purple unleashes awareness.

Galleria
69 Spring Cleaning Guide
Lifestyle Guide

From this issue

Recent Articles
  • Two of Portland’s Fido-Friendly Finest

    Pet friendly hotel in Portland OR

    You and Fido will dig these two very distinctly different, and elegant hotels of the Pacific Northwest. 

    By Nicholas Sveslosky, Editor at Large

    Hotel Dossier

    Hotel Dossier is a sophisticated and elegant hotel. In the heart of downtown Portland, Hotel Dossier boasts views of downtown and the surrounding Portland hills. You and Fido will think you’ve struck gold in this classic down-to-earth...

  • Florida’s Forgotten Coast

    Fido Friendly shops

    Discover Franklin County where Best friends are always welcome!

    Fido-friendly vacations are easy here with plenty of lodging options that will allow you to bring your best friend along. There are lots of pet-friendly attractions and activities that make bringing your best friend that much more fun.

    The beaches of St. George Island and Alligator Point offer quiet shorelines with gentle surf and...

  • Riley Bug Sniffing Dog

    Riley, Bug Sniffing Weimaraner Pup

    Meet Riley, the Bug Sniffing Weimaraner Pup at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts!

    This very intelligent Weimaraner will spend his days detecting bugs at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

    By Claudia Bensimoun

    Meet Riley, the Museum of Fine Art’s scent puppy in training. Riley, a Weimaraner pup is being trained in pest detection that only a dog can provide. Discussions began in the fall of 2017 between...

  • American Humane Hero Dog of the Year Winner

    Abigail, a pit bull, was brought into a busy Miami-Dade animal control agency last November.

    Abigail triumphed over other dogs to win the coveted award and spurred a movement at the same time.

    By Penny Eims

    Abigail’s bonnets...what began as an effort to make bandages on a badly injured dog look cuter has morphed into a worldwide outpouring of love, as well a symbol of hope and change. To fully understand the impact and importance of Abigail, and her bonnets, one must first go back to...